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Old 10-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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leaf, coil springs

Trying to smooth out the ride of my 92 legacy. I have all ready put new koni shocks on, new air bags in front coil springs and I am now looking at the rear leaf springs. When looking at them there is no "arch" to them. My past (limited to cars, pickup trucks etc.)experience is you should have a arch with the middle closest to the ground. Even with 90lbs in my rear air bags I have no arch. Ride is rough. Any body notice how much arch you have. Any way of telling if they are wore out? I have talked to a few spring shops and they all say "that old, just replace them." Also, any body prefer new coils in the front as opposed the OEM with the air bags?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Trying to smooth out the ride of my 92 legacy. I have all ready put new koni shocks on, new air bags in front coil springs and I am now looking at the rear leaf springs. When looking at them there is no "arch" to them. My past (limited to cars, pickup trucks etc.)experience is you should have a arch with the middle closest to the ground. Even with 90lbs in my rear air bags I have no arch. Ride is rough. Any body notice how much arch you have. Any way of telling if they are wore out? I have talked to a few spring shops and they all say "that old, just replace them." Also, any body prefer new coils in the front as opposed the OEM with the air bags?
I could be wrong here but I don't think it matters much about the rear leaf springs. I am under the impression that the air bags provide the cushion for the ride, not the springs. I look at the springs as more of a pivot and alignment mechanism for the air bags than anything else.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge will chime in with some definite answers.

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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On my ASLY2000, the leaf springs are straight, no arch. I replaced the front bags and oem springs with Hendersons Super Steer springs and alignment. She sails quite nice now.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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What is you rear air bag pressure? A local shop told me to run 70# in rear and 45-50# in front. Did you replace the springs yourself? I saw their (Henderson) video on their sight and it does look do-able. I replaced the front bags my self.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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I do not have rear air bags. The front coils were put in by my mech as there was a time challenge for me. I weighed the coach and selected the appropriate spring thus eliminating the need for the front airbag, so no more pumping them up. Best move I could have made. The oem recommended 70psi for the fronts,

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